MMGN.com writes: We’ve seen what might be on the cards from Sony and PlayStation, but what does Microsoft need to bring to the table to win over the crowd and earn back some respect for Xbox One?
I hope that Black Tusk game is stealth like it's rumored to be. But uhh..sorry if I'm uniformed, but what has BT developed before? (That's a serious question, I really don't know. And I can't open a second tab on this stupid app lol. Just making a simple inquiry.)
As far as I know they are a new studio previously called Microsoft Vancouver studios. They were opened in 2012 so we haven't seen yet any of their games.
New studio with staff from: - EA (Fifa / Skate / Need for Speed) - Relic Entertainment (Company of Heroes / Warhammer) - Crytek (Crysis 2) - Next Level Games (Luigis Mansion) - Dice (Battlefield) - Radical Entertainment (Prototype) and a couple of others. So the talent is there, let's see what they come up with.
Ohhh, ok. Thank you!
I hear Black Tusk is a new studio. With all studio closings, I'm hoping MS wrangled some talent and gave some of those folks some jobs. The trailer at E3 looked generic to me, but we'll see. I thought the rumor was a "AAA first-person shooter on the level of Halo." We won't know till more info is released.
You are not going to see Rare make games other than for the Kinect. The studio has changed now. They are also Microsoft's go to Kinect studio. It would be idiotic to have their go to studio working on something not Kinect related. They probably have the most experience being with it from day one. I see them showing off some Kinect stuff at gamescom because we haven't really seen a kinect only game. The rest are pretty reasonable. The Halo one is interesting. I see them waiting till the VGAs to release a gameplay trailer which will be followed up by a stadge demo at E3.
I am not so sure about your statement that Rare is only concentrating on Kinect. It was already spotted last summer that Rare is on a massive hiring spree to to get talent for the development of several new AAA games on the Next Xbox (which of course is the XB1). source" eurogamer (sorry can't post link due to the new Spam filter): ["Rare is hiring for "multiple" triple-A games for the next Xbox, according to a job ad. The job spec (spotted by Superannuation), calls for a senior product manager to help create "multiple AAA future console releases". It suggests Rare will continue to make games in the successful Kinect Sports franchise, but also branch out with new IP. The listing says the candidate will ideally have experience in the action/adventure or FPS genres." ]
Remember AAA doesn't necessary mean non kinect. It is all about the budget. I see this hiring thing really just making the studio larger so they can try more things the Kinect which could fall into any genre. From Microsoft's point of view it is best to keep a studio Kinect orientated then if other first party/third party are having trouble doing some Kinect stuff they loan them out (hence the experience in other genres needed. Similar to what Sony does with its first party). Remember Kinect is the big Microsoft thing this time around. Making Rare less Kinect orientated is anti productive considering they own Rare and their licenses. They could easily pass the licence onto another studio
While RARE has done well with Kinect, the hope is that they can make some noise this upcoming generation. Bringing back Killer Instinct was step in the right direction. I think the skepticism lies with the fact that Kameo and Perfect Dark were mediocre at best. Plus, the also invented those awful avatars.
@iamnsuperman , Man, why are you trying to downplay this bit of news? Here is a bit more information from the same post as quoted by rare regarding who they are looking for on these new AAA projects. "You will have a successful history of releasing exceptional AAA games and these will ideally be in the Action/Adventure or FPS genre but this is not essential." Sorry, Action/Adventure and FPS genre and Kinect casual games do not go together. It sounds more like a new Bonjo/Conker and a new Perfect Dark to me.
I wasn't downplaying it. I think it is better that way. A bigger studio for Kinect means more ideas are tried which means we get more innovation with the Kinect. It is good news. I think considering Microsoft's history they have always wanted the Kinect to be more hardcore. Having people who have worked on that but in a kinect environment is good for the Kinect and Microsoft. We might get some interesting Kinect things this way. But I don't think that means Rare will completely change tact especially when Microsoft has other big studios in the wings. I can see them working on the Kinect functionality side (which is why it is ideal to have that previous experience). It isn't a bad thing
Rare is going to make core and non core kinect games, they will actually prove themselves this gen. So I believe...
Rare actually has been re-organised and some of their top guys are now heading other teams withing MGS.ken lob hinted he was working on some project and before the xbox one reveal there was a rumored adventure game in the works that takes place in a sort of jungle the game was never shown even at e3 and I believe that's also going to be from rare. phil harrison also stated that there were some rare franchises that would suit the xbox one.I personally wish kameo 2 would be announced or even a proper BK game.but rare is not going to be making just kinect games this gen. Some studios are actually also rumored to be working. Multiple projects i.e rare,black tusk, lion head,343,lift. MGS osaka and good science. .
My first wish was a live-streaming, hope they upload the videos in the same day
Fable MMO would be awesome also more Ryse gameplay!
- Fable IV - Crackdown 3 - PGR 5 - Forza Horizon 2 - Black Tusk Studios gameplay one of those would be cool enough for me.
Why would they release Forza Horizon 2?? They're launch title is Forza 5... SMH....
Im sure I have said this a million times but ill say it again..jet force gemini. We need a new JFG!
When it comes to new announcements, i expect an official announcement of Black Tusk their game, and maybe some footage of Crackdown3, and possibly a secret title. For the rest i expect footage of new Killer instinct character(s), New forza 5 track(s), Additional Ryse gameplay features, Quantum break gameplay and a bit more about what that Master chief trailer was all about (however i do not expect that to be fully uncovered until next E3). And ofcourse new trailers of other already revealed titles. Personally, i think Fable IV, Next Halo, Forza horizon 2, Rare's next game, more third party games and additional new IP's (But maybe some Japanese ip's will be shown at TGS) wont be shown until next E3. All in all, i expect Gamescom to be completely games focussed, and there is a strong chance MS will outdo Sony in that department again, like they did on E3.
Personally, I'd like to see more of the launch games. I've only seen 1 track and like 6 cars from Forza 5, only a couple of snippets of Dead Rising 3, 2 characters and 1 speculated from Killer Instinct, and one level of RYSE, and I still don't know what is Quantum Break. Now is the time to show off more. It gave me the impression that the launch devs are behind. I need to see either a return to Albion for the next Fable installment or what Black Tusk is working on, but it seems we are only getting one announcement and one thing MS is good at doing is being tight-lipped about info.
-Xbox One Plays all Xbox 360 and XBLA games -Non Kinect Rareware games are shown
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